Stacey Vanek Smith
Apr 10, 2014 Three large power grids supply power to the entire U.S.
Mar 17, 2014 The failure of just nine utility substations, and the closing of one factory, could blackout the entire U.S. for 18 months.
Mar 12, 2014 It probably won't have a huge impact on your grocery bills.
Mar 11, 2014 The economics of nuclear power are a tough sell.
Feb 28, 2014 Snow, rain, wind, and ice are across the U.S. this year in one of the more dreadful winters on record. With unexpected weather comes unexpected costs.
Feb 17, 2014 Winter weather is mostly a drag on the economy, but a few businesses love it
Feb 17, 2014 A business opportunity for firms that make de-icer with everything from the remnants of rum to beet juice.
Feb 13, 2014 Retail numbers out today don’t look great, sales fell by 0.4 percent in January— when you take into account “seasonal adjustment”.
Feb 6, 2014 New shale oil fields in the middle of the country, far from pipelines, depend on rail to get to coastal refineries